North Olympic Peninsula Skill Center: Mission
To ensure all students reach their highest potential through acquisition of the academic and work skills required to successfully enter the job market or pursue advanced training/education.
North Olympic Peninsula Skill Center: Vision
To create a learning environment in which all students reach their highest potential in preparing today for a job tomorrow and connecting students to advanced educational opportunities.
What is a Skill Center?
Skills Centers are an integral part of the K-12 systems. They provide an opportunity for high school students (9th grade through the age of 21) to receive career training as part of their public education with no cost to the student. Operating as an extension of the high schools, Skill Centers provide students with job preparation skills and the opportunity to get a jump-start on a post-secondary education.
Skills Centers serve the same diversity of students as the local high schools, including high academic achievers and students with special needs. Competency based individualized instruction is utilized to take each student from where they currently are, academically and technically, to achieve a higher level of occupational skills.
Skills Centers prepare students with the academic and work skills to successfully enter the job market or advanced education/training.
Skills Centers motivate, challenge and provide opportunities for students to succeed through hands on education and applied academics. Students build critical thinking, leadership and employability skills.
What do students gain from Skill Centers?
Skill Centers offer students the opportunity and assistance they need to gain basic skills needed for employment, the maturity needed to cooperate in a work environment, and entry-level occupational skills at no cost. Students can Earn up to 3 high school credits in a full-year program.
Skill Centers provide students education and training from teachers and partners with a variety of business and industry experience as well as information and focus on career and post-secondary opportunities. These centers provide opportunities for students to participate in internships and work-based learning.
Students can earn Certificates of Competency and make an easier transition from school to work or from secondary to post secondary education through advanced placement or college credit through Tech-Prep programs.
*Some classes require fees and other costs which may not be covered by the Skills Center. Please call for more information.